Independent communications professional Shelley Zalewski brings more than 25 years of experience to her assignments for the U-M Health System. A former director of marketing communications for the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shelley develops multimedia content used in patient education, physician-targeted communications, institutional advancement and branding. Recent assignments include clinical and research content related to cancer, neurosciences, cardiovascular medicine and mental health, as well as policy messages on behalf of the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation.
Serial casting and surgically implanted growing rods are both effective treatments but new research aims to show if one supports a higher quality of life for patients and families.
A new study shows language barriers and cultural differences disadvantage some patients, but it records no significant inequities in how doctors provide information.
A recommendation against contralateral prophylactic mastectomy did not increase the likelihood of patients seeking a second opinion or receiving surgery from a different surgeon, a study finds.